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    The Timeline History of Harrow School: 1572 to Present (Timeline Series) (Hardback) By (author) Dale Vargas

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    DescriptionThis book provides an easily accessible chronological history of the world famous school. It begins with the grant of a charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1572 to John Lyon, a local farmer and landowner, for a school to provide a classical education to thirty poor boys of the parish. It charts the school's development from these beginnings through the reign of the 'drunken and negligent' James Cox (1713-46), the decline to 69 pupils at the end of Christopher Wordsworth's time (1836-45), Harrow's emergence as a fashionable school for the aristocracy and its rise to 350 pupils at the beginning and 650 by the end of the nineteenth century; this was followed by near bankruptcy in 1939, the revival of fortunes under Ralph Moore (1942- 52) and 'Jimmy' James (1953-71) and progress up to the present day. The book is fully illustrated and provides an attractive and easy reference for anyone interested in the fascinating history of a school that has produced pupils ranging from Winston Churchill to the painter Victor Pasmore, from cricketer Archie MacLaren to Cardinal Manning, from novelist John Galsworthy to tipster and eccentric John McCririck, from Sir Robert Peel to the explorer Pen Hadow, from Archbishop Randall Davidson to pop singer James Blunt, a hatful of generals and a plethora of Victorian politicians

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    The Timeline History of Harrow School
    1572 to Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dale Vargas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 310 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,926 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849310239
    ISBN 10: 1849310238

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: JNLP
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    BIC subject category V2: JNLC
    BISAC V2.8: EDU025000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 373.22209421
    DC23: 373.2220942186
    BIC subject category V2: JNB
    Thema V1.0: JNLC
    Illustrations note
    300 photos
    Worth Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Worth Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country